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Incumbent Rick Scott gets higher percent GOP primary vote total than Democratic rival & ex-Gov. Charlie Crist
DAYTONA BEACH -- The percentage margin off victory by Gov. Rick Scott against two GOP challengers in Tuesday's primary was greater than that of former Gov. Charlie win over Nan Rich in the Democratic primary.
DELTONA -- It's Congressman John Mica of Winter Park and three relative unknowns challenging him in the Republican primary representing congressional district 7.
Headline Surfer® endorses Mica who has become a stalwart in Washington since first taking office there in 1993.
DAYTONA BEACH -- If there is one adjective that clearly doesn't fit with describing Karen Foxman and her progression in a court of law, it's entitlement. Especially considering the Foxman name: Her husband, Matt Foxman is a circuit judge.
Her brother-in-law, David Foxman, is a Volusia County judge. And her father-in-law, S. James Foxman, not only is a retired circuit judge, but the Justice Center in Daytona Beach bears his name.
Married into a family of judges, you might be surprised to hear in this endorsement that, if elected, she has the potential to enhance the legacy of what it truly means to be a Foxman -- not by bloodlines or marriage, but sense of responsibility, understanding and application of the rule of law in a truly meaningful way.
Tom Clapsaddle rats out SVAA chair Palmer Wilson in email exchange with Councilwoman Deb Denys leading to ouster
Ratting out episode leads to coveted chairmanship, free meal at taxpayer expense
DAYTONA BEACH -- It was the ultimate betrayal. An email sent by then-Southeast Volusia Advertising Authority Vice Chairman Tom Clapsaddle to County Councilwoman Deb Denys sitting on the dais with rumor and innuendo that led to the ouster of his colleague and board chairman, Palmer Wilson that October day.
Violence continues unabated in Daytona: Woman charged with murder in alleged knife plunge into friend's chest
DAYTONA BEACH -- The continuing violence that has gripped this city for the better part of four years now continued Friday night with a woman plunging a large steak kniife into the upper chest of a friend in her bedroom.
Shadow Speaks: Deb Denys' big campaign money won't help her overcome foolishness by not showing up at debates
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Headline Surfer® spoke with Nahum Litt, known by his alter ego, the NSB Shadow, about the hotly-contested district 3 County Council race between incumbent Deb Denys and her challengers, David Machuga of New Smyrna Beach and Justin Kennedy of Edgewater. The following is a summary of a phone conversation earlier this Sunday morning with Litt in his own words:
New Smyrna Beach Mom blog highlights Justin Kennedy candidacy in County Council race against Deb Denys
Internet social media site making up for Daytona Beach News-Journal slack on key political coverage in Southeast Volusia; Grade: A-plus
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Community blog spots like "New Smyrna Beach Mom" are carrying the news that the Daytona Beach News-Journal continues to pretend is not happening and that's former Edgewater City Councilman Justin Kennedy's filing Nov. 19 with the Volusia County Supervisor of Elections to run for the district 3 County Council seat held by Deb Denys of New Smyrna Beach, whose two-year reign has been disappointing, to say the least.
Adult son of State Rep. Dave Hood found dead in neighbor's pool in Ormond Beach in apparent drowning
ORMOND BEACH -- The 26-year-old son of State Rep. David Hood was found dead in a neighbor's pool in Ormond Beach, the apparent victim of a drowning, according to statements from the family and police.
The body of Clay Hood was discovered this morning in a neighbor's pool, according to police.
DAYTONA BEACH -- Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson has always been a straight shooter with this media outlet.
Pettys fly over wall in preliminary races; Arizona driver killed in practice
DAYTONA BEACH -- Fireball Roberts led the most laps -- 170 -- but on lap 187, it was the driver he recommended team owner Smokey Yunick also sponsor for the Daytona 500 who passed him to go on and take the checkered flag after 13 laps out front.
It was the first 500 without a caution, though tensions were high going into the 500 with some big crashes and a fatal during Speedweeks.